Need another word that means the same as “activism”? Find 8 synonyms and 30 related words for “activism” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Activism” are: fanaticism, radicalism, zealotry, zeal, fundamentalism, dogmatism, bigotry, militancy
Activism as a Noun
Definitions of "Activism" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “activism” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A policy of taking direct action to achieve a political or social goal.
- The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.
- A policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal.
Synonyms of "Activism" as a noun (8 Words)
|bigotry||Obstinate or unreasonable attachment to a belief, opinion, or faction; in particular, prejudice against a person or people on the basis of their membership of a particular group.|
The difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry.
|dogmatism||The tendency to lay down principles as undeniably true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others.|
A culture of dogmatism and fanaticism.
|fanaticism||Excessive intolerance of opposing views.|
The dangers of religious fanaticism.
|fundamentalism||The strict adherence to the basic principles or doctrines of a religion, ideology, etc.|
Free market fundamentalism.
|militancy||A militant aggressiveness.|
There are signs of growing militancy among workers.
|radicalism||The political orientation of those who favor revolutionary change in government and society.|
His natural rebelliousness found an outlet in political radicalism.
|zeal||A feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause.|
His zeal for privatization.
|zealotry||Excessive intolerance of opposing views.|
He expressed concern about religious zealotry playing an increasing role in politics.
Usage Examples of "Activism" as a noun
- Growing activism on the abortion issue.
Associations of "Activism" (30 Words)
|activist||A militant reformer.|
A green leaning activist magazine.
|antisocial||Relating to or having an antisocial personality disorder.|
He s not antisocial just shy.
|behavior||Behavioral attributes the way a person behaves toward other people.|
The behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments.
|behaviour||The way in which a machine or natural phenomenon works or functions.|
Management is a set of techniques and behaviours for getting things done.
|demonstration||An outward show of a feeling or quality.|
The lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response.
|disapproval||The expression of disapproval.|
Jill replied with a hint of disapproval in her voice.
|extremist||(used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm.|
|female||A female animal or plant.|
|feminism||The movement aimed at equal rights for women.|
|feminist||A person who supports feminism.|
|girl||A girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved.|
Mrs Smith was just one of the girls.
|ideology||The science of ideas; the study of their origin and nature.|
The ideology of republicanism.
|insurgence||An organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict.|
Annexation provoked extensive insurgence.
|liberal||Given or giving freely.|
A liberal democratic state.
|matriarchy||A form of social organization in which a female is the family head and title is traced through the female line.|
She cherished a dream of matriarchy catered to by grandchildren.
|militant||A militant person.|
|misogynist||Relating to or characteristic of a misogynist.|
A bachelor and renowned misogynist.
|movement||A campaign undertaken by a political social or artistic movement.|
The second movement is slow and melodic.
|pacifist||Someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes.|
She was a committed pacifist all her life.
|protest||Utter words of protest.|
Two senior scientists resigned in protest.
|psychopath||Someone with a sociopathic personality a person with an antisocial personality disorder psychopath was once widely used but has now been superseded by sociopath.|
Playground psychopaths will gather around a fight to encourage the combatants.
|radical||A person who has radical ideas or opinions.|
Radical opinions on education.
|reformer||An apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel.|
A catalytic reformer.
|revolutionary||Markedly new or introducing radical change.|
The revolutionary army.
|sexist||A person with sexist views.|
Old fashioned sexist attitudes.
|suffragette||A woman seeking the right to vote through organized protest.|
|suffragist||An advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women.|
|unsociable||Not conducive to friendly social relations.|
An unsociable nature shy and reserved.
|uprising||Organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another.|
An armed uprising.
|woman||A disrespectful form of address to a woman.|
He wondered whether Billy had his woman with him.